contraer translation | Spanish-English dictionary



a       vt  
1      [+enfermedad]   to contract frm  , catch
2      [+compromiso]   to make, take on  
to take on, contract frm     
  [+deuda, crédito]  
to incur, contract frm     
contraer matrimonio (con algn)      to marry (sb)  
contrajo parentesco con la familia real      frm   she married into the royal family  
3      [+costumbre]   to get into, acquire frm  
4      [+músculo, nervio]   to contract  
tenía el rostro contraído por el dolor      his face was contorted o twisted with pain  
tanta pobreza le contrajo el corazón      such poverty made his heart bleed  
5      [+metal, objeto]   to cause to contract  
la humedad contrae las cuerdas      dampness causes the ropes to contract  
b    contraerse      vpr  
1    [músculo, nervio]   to contract  
se le quedó el músculo contraído      his muscle contracted o tightened  
2    [objeto, material]   to contract
3      (Ling)   to contract
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
contraer deudas exp.
to get into debt

Entry related to:deuda

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'contraer' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
contraer deudas
contraer deudas
contraer deudas
contraer deudas
contraer matrimonio
contraer cargas financieras en exceso
1) contraerse (vi), 2) contraer (vt)
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"contraer": examples and translations in context
Hay muchas más maneras de contraer mono. There are plenty of other ways to contract mono.
Solo ayuda a contraer el útero. It merely helps to contract the uterus.
Tiene un 50-50 de contraer gonorrea. He's got a 50-50 chance of getting gonorrhea.
Probablemente estoy por contraer un virus que anda suelto o algo. I'm probably getting a bug that's going around or something.
Los Estados deberían, por lo tanto, abstenerse de contraer compromisos internacionales que resulten incompatibles con estos objetivos prioritarios. Countries must therefore refrain from entering into international obligations that are contrary to these primary goals.
Es más importante hacer honor a los compromisos ya adquiridos que contraer otros nuevos. Honouring commitments already made was more important than entering into new ones.
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